ASH Overview Information
Ash is a plant. The bark and leaf are used to make medicine.
People take ash for fever, arthritis, gout, constipation, fluid retention, and bladder problems. It is also used as a tonic.
Don’t confuse ash with northern prickly ash or southern prickly ash.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information to know how ash works.
- Gout. Gout occurs when too much of a chemical called uric acid accumulates in the blood. Early research suggests that taking a combination product containing ash bark and Smilax glabra root (Rebixiao granules) by mouth reduces levels uric acid in the blood better than the drug diclofenac in people with gout.
- Bladder problems.
- Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (as a diuretic).
- Other conditions.
ASH Side Effects & Safety
The appropriate dose of ash depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ash. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.